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Unity 5.x Game Development Blueprints by John P. Doran

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Chapter 9. First Person Shooter Part 3 – Implementing Gameplay and AI

When I start teaching my game design students, one of the questions that I'll often hear is "What is a game?" Now, to some people, the card game War (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_(card_game)) is a game; however, the game is already determined before anyone actually plays the game because players have absolutely no interactions besides flipping cards.

Renowned game programmer and designer Sid Meier says that a game is "a series of interesting choices," and I really like that definition. At my alma mater and current employer DigiPen, we were taught that a video game was a real-time interactive simulation.

Having an environment is an excellent first step towards creating your ...

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